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Friday January 24, 2014

Friday, January 24, 2014, 08:00 - 17:00

Volume 29, No. 16 Friday, January 24, 2014

TX Dot: Because of weather conditions, Texas Department of Transportation’s Beaumont Office officials are urging drivers, when road conditions are icy or snowy, to reduce speed and avoid using cruise control. Also, maintain three times the normal following distance. Use extra caution on bridges, ramps, overpasses and shaded areas.


Winter Weather Closings: The Liberty County Courthouse, and Central Appraisal District have both closed all their offices for today.  Many school districts have scheduled 2 hour delayed start times for today. A list of all school districts times we are aware of is posted on the front page of our web site at


ChambersCounty: The mother of the two year old child allegedly killed by her step-father Kristopher Redd, has been arrested. Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said Redd has been formally charged with capital murder in the child’s death. An autopsy found that the 2-year-old victim had injuries in various stages of healing. Jennifer Poole has been arrested and charged with the 1stdegree felony of injury to a child by omission. Kris Redd remains jailed in lieu of $1 million bond.


Feral Hogs: Liberty County Texas Agri-Life Extension Agent Cory Long said he is receiving fewer calls about feral hog damage, but they do remain a problem. Experts say the massive amount of property damage caused by these animals can be prevented by trapping or harvesting or putting up fences.  Agent Cory Long said in addition to property damage, the wild hogs can be dangerous to people as well. For more information on coping with feral hogs, visit


DISD TeamBuilding: Dr. Jessica Johnson has been superintendent of Dayton schools for three months now. The lifelong Dayton resident said one for the first things she did, as superintendent, was to meet with the district’s administrative team to develop a game-plan. Dr. Johnson said those team-building efforts brought about an administrative focus on 3 C’s, communications, customer service and consistency.


Obituaries: Lillian Rosalie Palmer, 101 formerly of Hull. Service tomorrow 2 p.m. Faith and Family Funeral Service.


*LakeRelease: 1,000 CFSLibertyBridge: 5.31 ASL


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